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The LJS has always recognised an obligation to others outside our community and one way it does so is by raising money for various charities. Members and Friends generously contribute to the High Holy Day Appeal and are part of this ethos of care for others. In 2020 the High Holy Day Appeal raised an astonishing £68,000.00. As is our custom, we supported an Israeli charity, an Anglo- Jewish charity, and a UK charity.

We are also grateful to those who support the synagogue financially in a variety of ways: by paying their membership fees, by donations, by helping those who cannot afford their subscriptions, and by leaving a legacy. Particularly, the LJS acknowledges the financial support of the President's Patrons.

The LJS Yom Kippur Appeal 5782/ 2021

In the Bible ‘tzedakah’ refers to an individual act of justice or righteousness… ‘tzedek’ is the broad vision of justice, whereas ‘tzedekah’ refers to any act that manifests a commitment to this vision. In later Jewish texts, ‘tzedakah’ begins to refer more specifically to money or other material goods given to alleviate poverty. Still built into Jewish law is the understanding that giving money to the poor should be a means of restoring the justice of the world. (‘Where Justice Dwells’, Rabbi Jill Jacobs) 

This year our Yom Kippur Appeal supports three charities:

The Cardinal Hume Centre in Westminster focuses on individuals and families on the cusp of poverty or who have been made homeless.

Jewish Women’s Aid provides a range of services for women and their children who are suffering directly or indirectly from domestic abuse.

Neve-Shalom – Wahat-al-Salaam is the Jewish/Arab village in Israel, whose School for Peace was burnt down by arsonists in September 2020, and our contribution will help towards its rebuilding. 

Do watch the short video on the LJS YouTube channel link to get a good understanding of what each charity stands for. To read all about the selected charities and to be shown how to make a donation, please click here

The Out and About Annual Appeal 2021

Sun, 2 October 2022 7 Tishrei 5783